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Understanding New Media – Institutions

“Connectivity brings new sharing of information and knowledge with others. What was once accessible only via a physical school, government building, or other public institution is now potentially accessible to persons all over the world” (113-114). Veltman, Kim H. Understanding New Media: Augmented Knowledge & Culture. University of Calgary Press, 2006. Virtual Communities This term…

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“Technopoly eliminates alternatives to itself in precisely he way Aldous Huxley outlined in Brave New World. It does not make them immoral. It does not even make them unpopular. It makes them invisible and therefore irrelevant” (48). Postman, Neil. Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology. Vintage, 1993. In Technopoly, Postman discusses the role of…

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Avatars of the Word– O’Donnell– 1: Plato’s Phaedrus

“A drug of ambiguous power may heal or poison.” – highly paraphrased Derrida O’Donnell, J. J. (2000). Avatars of the word: From papyrus to cyberspace: Harvard University Press. A point that O’Donnell raises early in this text is the public-vs-private setting of the pre-Gutenberg writer, who wrote, copied, and distributed his texts in hand-written manuscript…

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